Several pictures of the 2020 Toyota Raize have surfaced online ahead of its debut in Japan next month.
Following in the footsteps of the RAV4, the Raize has a trapezoidal grille which is flanked by sweptback headlights. Further below, we can see vertical intakes with circular fog lights and horizontal LED daytime running lights.
The crossover also has plastic body cladding, blacked out A-pillars and a ventilated rear fascia. An assortment of styling accessories will be available including kits from TRD and Modellista.
The model is based on the upcoming Daihatsu Rocky and will ride on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) which is essentially a budget version of Toyota’s TNGA platform. The crossover will slot beneath the C-HR and reportedly measure 157.3 inches (3995 mm) long, 63.8 inches (1620 mm) wide and 66.7 inches (1695 mm) tall with a wheelbase that spans 99.4 inches (2525 mm).
The interior is a bit basic, but the model will has a three-spoke steering wheel, metallic accents and a large infotainment system. The luggage compartment is also slated to hold 13 cubic feet (369 liters) of cargo.
Despite its small size, the Raize will reportedly come equipped with an assortment of driver assistance systems including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, a blind spot monitor and traffic sign recognition technology. Those systems will be standard and options will reportedly include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and a surround view camera.
Power will reportedly be provided by a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that develops around 98 hp (73 kW / 99 PS) and 103 lb-ft (140 Nm) of torque. It will likely be paired to a six-speed manual and a continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive is also expected to be available, but should learn more next week.
Thanks to Joe for the heads up!